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Legislative Proposal

Governor Wolf has proposed comprehensive charter school reform legislation that would:

  • Establish performance standards that hold charter schools accountable for the educational outcomes of students and a moratorium on new cyber charter schools.
  • Cap student enrollment in low performing cyber charter schools until outcomes improve.
  • Require charter management companies be subject to the Right to Know Act, State Ethics Act, and post employee salaries on PDE's website, similar to requirements already in place for public school districts.
  • Create fair, predictable, and equitable funding for school districts, including in the areas of special education funding and cyber charter tuition payments.

Comprehensive Charter School Law Reform Savings

As part of his 2022-23 Proposed Budget, Governor Wolf is seeking comprehensive Charter School Law reform to help ensure all public schools in our commonwealth are providing high-quality education to every child. 

Updated February 8, 2022:  Based on 2019-20 data, this reform could make an additional estimated $373 million available for school districts.

Estimated Charter School Reform Savings (Excel)